Rob Cross was in some fine form as he booked his place in the Quarter-Finals of theLadbrokesWorld series of darts finals following a closely comtested 6-5 victory over Kyle Anderson with a 98.70 average. Cross was in phenomenal form in the first session as he found himself 3-2 ahead at the first break whilst averaging 108.45 with legs of 13, 18 and 12 darts. Anderson himself was playing some excellent stuff himself as he fired in a 12-darter to make it 3-2. With seven 180’s inside the first five legs just shows what a spectacle it was. Cross broke Anderson straight back as he increased his lead to 4-2 as he found D5. Cross increased the lead to 5-2 as he picked out D4 as he punished Anderson’s error at his previous visit. The Aussie reduced the deficit as he fired in a 13-dart leg as he picked out tops to stay alive in the contest. Anderson managed to find a break of throw in leg nine as he moved within a leg of his opponent as fired in a 14-darter as he picked out D20. Anderson completed the comeback as he took out 92 to force a deciding leg just moments after Cross missed two match darts at D4. Anderson seemed to be in the driving seat in the decider, but a slack visit from the Aussie gave ‘Voltage’ the edge and he took out D18 with his last dart in hand. What a great fightback from the Aussie Kyle Anderson but it’s Rob Cross who faces Michael van Gerwen tomorrow afternoon in the Quarter-Finals.
(Photo : Kelly Deckers)